Category Archives: ’70s

Past & Curious: Elvis’s Grandkids, Whitney’s ‘Bodyguard’ Secret!

Links to the past with relevance today: Lisa Marie, 51, shows off her brood. (Image via Instagram) EXTRATV: All of Elvis's (1935-1977) grandkids in one pic! An actual "gold"-en girl (Image by Brit Huckabay/NSGA) TODAY: Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins has won gold in the 50- and 100-meter races at the National Senior Games, and she broke…
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Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress & Designer, Dies @ 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, a 20th-century icon who was an heiress, author, fashion maven and businesswoman, died Monday in Manhattan. She was 95. On a frivolous Love Boat "cruise" (Image via ABC) Her death was confirmed by her TV journalist son, Anderson Cooper (b. 1967). Born February 20, 1924, she was initially famous as the subject of…
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Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Auteur Director, Dies @ 96

Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director known for his interpretations of the work of the Bard on film and onstage, died Friday in Rome following a long illness. The filmmaker, one of the only living people shown to have been directly descended from Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), was 96. The film that is his most lasting…
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Auction: Marilyn, ‘Oz’ & More — Oh, My!

The latest Julien's Auctions sale, Legends, is happening today (June 13) and tomorrow (June 14) — and it has some pretty amazing, and amusing, goodies for fans of Hollywoodiana. Book 'er! (Image by Harold Lloyd/Julien's) Among the most interesting lots? Lots 'n' lots of personal Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) items, and some stunning original photos of…
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‘Midnight Cowboy’ Scene-Stealer Sylvia Miles Dies @ 94

Sylvia Miles, a New Yawk personality who parlayed her inimitably brassy delivery into two Best Supporting Actress nominations — with a combined total of 14 minutes on the screen — has died. She was 94. Deliciously evil in Evil Under the Sun (GIF via GIPHY) Prominent writer Michael Musto reported her passing, just a day after…
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Past & Curious: Vintage Music Lost, Gay TV Classics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Buddy Holly and now his masters were lost in flames. (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: This sprawling piece on a 2008 UMG warehouse fire documents the fact that over 100,000 — and possibly 175,000 — original, irreplaceable master recordings were consumed by flames that day, works by some of the…
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Past & Curious: Sigourney Back to ‘Ghostbusters’ & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: She'll be back. (GIF via GIPHY) EW: Sigourney Weaver, 69, confirms she'll be back for the new Ghostbusters! PEOPLE: How is Jerry Lee Lewis, a seminal figure in '50s rock and roll, only 83?! At any rate, he just left a rehab facility and is doing well after…
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Past & Curious: ‘Punky Brewster 2,’ Judy Garland Wish List & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: What ever happened to Baby Punky? (GIF via GIPHY) EW: There's a Punky Brewster (1984-1988) sequel series coming — and it will star Soleil Moon Frye, 42. Send in the Garland! (GIF via GIPHY) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: An intriguing list of films that Judy Garland (1922-1969) might have…
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Past & Curious: Geena’s Oscar, Elton’s Glories & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Home run! (Image via Columbia) PITCHFORK: Honorary Oscars will go to Geena Davis, 63; David Lynch, 73; Wes Studi, 71; and Lina Wertmüller, 90. Bustin' out all over ... (Image via video still) FACEBOOK: Watch Glenn Scarpelli, 52, honored by Leslie Uggams, 76! PEOPLE: Val Kilmer, 59, made…
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Past & Curious: Talky Tina 2, Stonewall Myths & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: She doesn't think she likes you ... (Image via Trick or Treat) TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS: There is now an actual Talky Tina Doll, just like from the famous Twilight Zone episode (1963). NYT: Nobody knows who threw the first brick at Stonewall, but everyone wants you to…
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